The Department of Trade and Industry and the Board of Investments have lined up activities and capacity building programs that are designed to promote and generate local investment.
“To complement our efforts to attract foreign investors, we will continue to make parallel efforts to boost domestic investments,” DTI undersecretary Cristino Panlilio said yesterday.
Panlilio said one of those activities lined up to promote local investment is the holding of the global investment conference and exhibition or INVESTMART slated this year.
Agri-tech courses sought
Schools accredited with the Technical Education Skills Development Authority in Negros Occidental are encouraged to offer technical-vocational courses on agriculture to help promote the agriculture program of the province, Lorena Yunque, TESDA provincial director, said yesterday.
Tech-voc courses on agriculture will also coincide with the organic farming program of the province since these courses are only offered in universities, Yunque added.
TESDA accredited schools can offer basic courses on agriculture like horticulture, organic farming, and animal raising, she said.
TLDC sales dip 11.27%
The Technology and Livelihood Development Center in Negros Occidental generated P650,574.35 in sales last year, though that is 11.27 percent lower than the 2011 sales, its income report showed, yesterday.
Menzi Joy Rojo, food sector in-charge, said that despite the decrease in sales, local producers still gained income from the products displayed at the center.
She also noted that their sales have been fluctuating since they started the operation in 2008.